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55plate 1p lowered

Discussion in 'Leon Mk2' started by Granty312, May 20, 2019.

  1. Granty312

    Granty312 Full Member

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    Hi all,

    I am looking at lowering my 55plate 1p, but unsure whether to go for coilovers or springs and why?

    Also has anyone got a picture of one lowered on springs and coilovers and can see the difference? Looking at springs I couldnt see more than 40mm?

    Also with a front splitter on too would be cool!

    Thanks!!

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    Btw it's a seat leon

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    Well, I spent money on lowering springs. H&R. But found em a bit stiff for my liking (as I'm getting older). So I swapped them for Pro-Street-S coilovers. I think the trouble is, any amount of lowering will make the ride more uncomfortable, but will improve handling if that's what your looking for.

    TBH if I could do it all over again, I'd prob just get Eibach lowering springs. The only reasons I can think to get coilovers are 1:- you want to go lower than 40mm. 2:- You want coilovers like I have with variable rate springs (so it absorbs some of the smaller potholes without breaking your back). 3:- You want to adjust your ride height or other properties on a weekly / monthly basis.

    This is my Cupra on H&Rs when I got it:
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    And on pro-street-s (which of course could go lower):
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    Thanks man!

    The reason I want or sway more should I say, towards coilovers, is because If I buy 40mm springs and that's not low enough for me, then money wasted. Whereas coilovers can be adjusted if I want to go lower etc. How easy is it to adjust the ride height on coilovers? Never done it

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    Legojon Will work for TTE420
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    You basically jack the car up (to take the weight off) and there's a special tool that turns a disc round that they sit on. Like this image I've just stolen ..LOL. How low you go is down to personal choice. But I also have spacers on, and I very rarely catch the wheel arch liners cornering hard. So that's worth keeping in mind.

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    Okay well coilovers are sold to me! That's exactly what I want! Any idea on a decent low budget set? What's good for the money etc any links would Brill!

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  7. Legojon

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    Haha ok. At this point, you'd probably be better off asking for advice in the DPM Performance / Progressive parts sections of the forums as they guys there have a lot of experience with different brands of coilovers. For reference, the pro-street-s £830ish I think. I chose these purely for the comfort factor. My other choices in the running were KW V1, ST and AP:
    https://www.dpmperformance.co.uk/ca...tsi-19tdi-20tfsi-20tsi-20tdi-inc-cupra-and-fr
     

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